Collaborate, innovate, succeed.
Collaboration and innovation are the dual roads that lead to success in the marketplace. Recognizing the power of partnering with like-minded companies and individuals, Washington has launched Innovation Partnership Zones (IPZ) around the state.
2017 IPZ Designation and Re-Designation Information
Business Plans & Links
To view IPZ business plans (they will open as PDF files), click on the IPZ location (bold blue text) below.
- Auburn – Urban Center for Innovative Partnerships, (2011~City of Auburn). More information: Doug Lein (253) 804-3101
- Bothell – Bothell Biomedical Device IPZ, (2007~City of Bothell). More information: Bob Stowe (425) 486-3256
- Grays Harbor – Grays Harbor IPZ, (2007~Port of Grays Harbor). More information: Alissa Shay (360) 482-1651
- Issaquah – Sports Medicine Innovation Partnership Zone, (2015~City of Issaquah). More information: Jen Davis-Hayes (425) 837-3414
- Redmond – Interactive Media and Digital Arts IPZ, (2011~City of Redmond and Economic Development Council of Seattle-King County). More information: John Marchione (425) 556-2101
- Skagit Valley – Value-Added Agriculture, (2013~Economic Development Association of Skagit County). More information: John Sternlicht (360) 336-6114
- Snohomish – Aerospace Convergence Zone, (2007~Economic Development Council of Snohomish County). More information: Matt Smith (425) 248-4219
- Spokane – Spokane University District IPZ, (2007~Greater Spokane Incorporated). More information: Robin Toth (509) 321-3636
- Tacoma – Urban Clean Water Technology Zone, (2011~City of Tacoma). More information: Martha Anderson (253) 591-5207
- Tri Cities – Tri Cities Research District, (2007~Port of Benton). More information: Diahann Howard (509) 375-3060
- Thurston – Thurston Craft Brewing and Distilling Innovation Partnership Zone, (2015~Thurston County). More information: Michael Cade (360) 754-6320
- Vancouver Camas– Applied Digital Technology Accelerator, (2013~City of Vancouver). More information: Sandra Towne (360) 487-7947 or Chad Eiken (360) 487-7882
- Walla Walla – Walla Walla Valley IPZ, (2007~City of Walla Walla). More information: Tim McCarty (509) 527-4540
- Willapa Harbor – Resource Utilization and Renewal, (2013-Port of Willapa Harbor). More Information: Rebecca Chaffee (360) 942-3422